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Ten new insights in climate science 2023

Bustamante, M., Roy, J., Ospina, D. ORCID:, Achakulwisut, P., Aggarwal, A., Bastos, A., Broadgate, W., Canadell, J. G., Carr, E. R., Chen, D. ORCID:, Cleugh, H. A., Ebi, K. L. ORCID:, Edwards, C. ORCID:, Farbotko, C., Fernández-Martínez, M. ORCID:, Frölicher, T. L., Fuss, S. ORCID:, Geden, O., Gruber, N., Harrington, L. J. , Hauck, J., Hausfather, Z., Hebden, S., Hebinck, A., Huq, S., Huss, M., Jamero, M. L. P., Juhola, S., Kumarasinghe, N., Lwasa, S., Mallick, B., Martin, M. ORCID:, McGreevy, S. ORCID:, Mirazo, P., Mukherji, A., Muttitt, G., Nemet, G. F., Obura, D. ORCID:, Okereke, C., Oliver, T. ORCID:, Orlove, B., Ouedraogo, N. S., Patra, P. K., Pelling, M., Pereira, L. M. ORCID:, Persson, Å., Pongratz, J., Prakash, A., Rammig, A., Raymond, C., Redman, A., Reveco, C., Rockström, J., Rodrigues, R., Rounce, D. R., Schipper, E. L. F., Schlosser, P., Selomane, O., Semieniuk, G. ORCID:, Shin, Y.-J., Siddiqui, T. A., Singh, V., Sioen, G. B. ORCID:, Sokona, Y., Stammer, D., Steinert, N. J., Suk, S., Sutton, R., Thalheimer, L., Thompson, V., Trencher, G., van der Geest, K., Werners, S. E., Wübbelmann, T., Wunderling, N., Yin, J., Zickfeld, K. and Zscheischler, J. (2024) Ten new insights in climate science 2023. Global Sustainability, 7. e19. ISSN 2059-4798

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/sus.2023.25


The IPCC Assessment Reports offer the scientific foundation for international climate negotiations and constitute an unmatched resource for climate change researchers. However, the assessment cycles take multiple years. As a contribution to cross- and interdisciplinary understanding across diverse climate change research communities, we have streamlined an annual process to identify and synthesise essential research advances. We collected input from experts on different fields using an online questionnaire and prioritised a set of ten key research insights with high policy relevance. This year we focus on: (1) looming overshoot of the 1.5°C warming limit, (2) urgency of phasing-out fossil fuels, (3) challenges for scaling carbon dioxide removal, (4) uncertainties regarding the future of natural carbon sinks, (5) need for join governance of biodiversity loss and climate change, (6) advances in the science of compound events, (7) mountain glacier loss, (8) human immobility in the face of climate risks, (9) adaptation justice, and (10) just transitions in food systems. We first present a succinct account of these Insights, reflect on their policy implications, and offer an integrated set of policy relevant messages. This science synthesis and science communication effort is also the basis for a report targeted to policymakers as a contribution to elevate climate science every year, in time for the UNFCCC COP.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
ID Code:114376
Publisher:Cambridge University Press


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